We’re used to topless fashion shoots in the Next Top Model franchise (and the models’ moral quandaries that come with them), but topless protestors? Not so much. But at last night’s finale of Germany’s Next Top Model, host Heidi Klum was ambushed on stage during the live broadcast by a pair of angry activists with slogans scrawled across their chests.
The breast-baring duo belong to Femen, the Ukrainian feminist activist group known for their topless protests around the world. While they’ve been all over the news as of late for their demonstrations in Islamic countries, apparently this time they picked a slightly slicker target than a Tunisian courthouse.
As Heidi was about to crown Lovelyn Enebechi winner of the show, the pair rushed on stage with “Heidi Horror Picture Show” and the only semi-legible slogan, “Sadistic — Show” written on their torsos. On the group’s Facebook page, they offer this as an explanation for the attack:
FEMEN disrupted the live broadcast of Germany’s most popular casting-show Germany’s Next Top Model. The program format is pimp-show where world-famous supermodel Heidi Klum plays the role of “mom” and forms a bevy of underage girls to fashion-fools…FEMEN regards the fashion industry as an element of pimp business and has consistently opposed the commercialization of the female body. Every year the fashion business millstones grind hundreds of thousands of girls, promoting the brilliance and richness of modeling career, forcing women to false ideals, provoking a real disease. Fooled by fashion propoganda, failed by fashion models, women regularly join the ranks of sex workers, and psychiatric patients. Stop the fashion business! Stop Prostitution! The true mission of a woman is a revolution!
So…they’re saying it’s not our true mission to strut our way down a moving conveyor belt catwalk? Blasphemy!
See the NSFW photos below, and for a look back at ANTM’s sordid past, recall the time judge Rob Evans was wanted for felony assault, former contestant Jael Strauss’ stint on Dr. Phil for meth addiction, and the time former judge Nole Marin was accused of sexual harassment. Scandalous set, much?
this is some kind of spaceship or something.